It may seem like a strange time to be celebrating tourism during a global pandemic. But English Tourism Week is the perfect opportunity for us to remember the beautiful destinations we have right here at home.
It can be a little daunting planning a getaway, especially when you need to keep the kids entertained. This is why we found the top 7 castles in the UK which will keep the whole family amused.
If your youngsters love Horrible Histories you will need to visit Warwick Castle for the popular Horrible History Maze. The castle is now arguable the UK’s most famous castle due to its immense stone walls and time tower.
The ruins of Whitby Abbey have had long association with British Literature. Climb the famous 199 steps to reach the pinnacle on which the Abbey sits. The sensational sea views provide a perfect stop for a family getaway.
Hampton Court Palace
Get a glimpse into the dramatic life of King Henry VIII life as you go through the palace’s interactive exhibits. The iconic pink brickwork and legendary maze will leave you and your family amazed!
Sat above the English Channel, Dover Castle is England’s largest castle. If you love an adventure you and your little ones will have so much fun exploring the secret bunkers and towers.
Perched high above the Vale of Belvoir in Leicestershire, Belvoir Castle is one of England’s finest stately homes. Offering views for miles around. Belvoir Castle has plenty to see and do. Explore this unique historical location and pop into the neighbouring Engine Yard for some rural retail therapy, including arts and crafts for kids.
Hever Castle & Gardens
Famously known as the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Hever Castle is now one of the UK’s most popular heritage attractions. From its stunning ivy-covered exterior to its variety of mazes (including a challenging water maze), Hever Castle provides an enriching and action-packed day out for the whole family. Learn more about this historic ancestral seat and treat the kids to a play date at the adventure playground.
With restrictions easing across England, please continue to follow government guidance and remember to plan ahead and check attraction websites before travelling.